Welcome to Basil Cookery School

We would like to invite all Thai food lovers to “Basil” – the place where you will discover the best Thai food recipes.

Our aim is to give all our students a truly enjoyable cooking experience because we believe that cooking should be fun and delicious food should be enjoyed.

Moreover, our desire is for you to take your favourite culinary delights and recreate them at home to share with your family and friends.

At Basil Cookery School, you get to do all the cooking. Don’t worry, even if you have never done a cooking class before, we make Thai cooking easy.

As we take you step by step through the recipes, our class will give you confidence and we guarantee that you will be able to eat your very first delicious Thai dish.

You will also be able to cook it by yourself back home as you follow your complimentary, easy to understand color Basil recipe book.

We pride ourselves on quality, from the freshest ingredients, high quality cooking utensils, clean and clear kitchens, to our customer service. We even provide free transportation to pick you up and take you back to your hotel/guest house.

Come and spend time with us while you’re in Chiang Mai and learn to love cooking Thai. We look forward to cooking and sharing our experience and passion for Thai cooking with you. See you soon, our new friend :)

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Local Market Tour

Wednesday 10th November 2010

     I woke up early in the morning and I felt that it was pretty cold.
Yes! that was right, the temperature was 16 C. I promised to myself that I must go Warorot Market to buy a clay mortar for making papaya salad, a bamboo basket for cooking sticky rice, three iron woks, four sheet clothes for making coconut milk and four glass jars for flour.

 Warorot markeet is the biggest market in Chiang Mai. it’s the place that you can get everything you wish and the price is really cheap though. I usually go to this market to buy my cooking utensils, there are more than 10 stores that sell the same stuff.  I spent 1 hour to compare the prices and the qualites of them. I got the mortar from one shop. The price is surprisingly cheap, 70 Baht/set (with 1 wooden pestle) WOW!

I could not stop walking around to see different kinds of cooking utensils and different kinds of product that available in this market. This market always busy and the indoor market is always full of Thai tourists who want to buy souvenirs and northern Thai food back home. But I loved the dessert the most!

   The biggest fesstival is coming soon in Chiang Mai “Loy Kratong Festival” Now you can see northern style candles, hand made lantern or even fireworks  available everywhere in this market. Northern people love to decoratate their house with the colorfull lanterns during this festival (19th-21st of November) I love this time of the year very mush, the most romantic time in Chiang Mai and the must to visit for tourist!

I walked a little bit farther to the Ping river to visit the flower market. It was so beautiful here, I hoped I could brought all of this flowers back home ^_^  I love flowers especially orchids.

Before I left the market, I just walked around the corner to get some fruits back home. It was very hard for me to pick one from more than twenty kinds of fruit because everything looks so fresh,sweet and juicy. Finally, I picked a kilo of mango and two sugar apples.

Just right before I left, I found some fried insects such as grasshoppers and crickets. They also have some silk worms, bomboo worms and beehive. I used to try only grasshopper and criket which are really good. Once you come visit Chiang Mai Please try the rest of them then let me know if you like it or not.
See you next time and Happy Loy Kratong!!!

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Chicken Fried Rice

This is the easiest recipe but really tasty!!! one of my favourite food. Check out the recipe then try to cook at home. Enjoy!!!

1. Prepare ingredients;
- cooked rice
- egg, chicken
- vegetable such as carrot, kale, tomato,  onion, spring onion etc.
- garlic
- oil, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar

2. First, heat up the oil over medium heat.
Add the garlic and fly until golden brown.
Then add the chicken, stirring well until the chicken is cooked.

3. Once the chicken is cooked, add egg and scramble it until  done.

4. Add the rice in and mix well with the egg.
Put the vegetable and stir until it soft. Then add fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and stir well.

5. Stir thoroughly until vegetable is done.
Then remove from the heat and serve.

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Learn how to cook Pad Thai by Boom

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